Catastrophe Centre

Catastrophe Updates

  • Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi (03B)

    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi (03B) tracked over southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday November 29 as a Tropical Depression bringing damaging winds and heavy rain. The system reached Tropical Storm strength on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) late UTC on Wednesday November 29 in the Palk Strait, around 75 mi (121 km) west of Sri Lanka. Ockhi then bypassed the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu within about 40 mi (70 km), bringing heavy rainfall to parts of Tamil Nadu, Ker...

  • Southern California Wildfires (Dec 2017)

    Several wildfires continue to burn and expand across parts of Southern California. As of Monday December 11, they have destroyed or damaged at least 1,419 structures, including at least 790 structures destroyed in the Thomas Fire near Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Barbara. Damage assessments are ongoing and the number of structures destroyed or damaged is expected to rise in the coming days. Around 200,000 people have been evacuated in Los Angeles and San Diego areas due to the fires . A s...

  • Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Earthquake, Mw6.0

    At 11:19 UTC (06:19 local time) on Sunday December 3, an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw6.0 struck approximately 12 mi (19 km) northeast of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Authorities have confirmed no major damage, though minor damage to dozens of homes, and at least 21 schools and 3 hospitals is reported. At this time, most of the minor damage to residential properties has been reported in the city of Pasaje, El Oro Province. Official damage assessments are ongoing and the full extent...

  • Kerman, Iran Earthquake, Mw6.0

    An earthquake of moment magnitude Mw 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman at 02:33 UTC (06:03 local time) on Friday December 1, according to the United States Geological Service (USGS). The epicenter was located 35 mi (60 km) northeast of Kerman (pop. ~534,000), Kerman Province, Iran. The quake was shallow, at a depth of 6 mi (10 km). The strongest shaking, with a Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) of VI (Strong) was felt by about 1k people. Around 580k people in the Ir...

RMS/Reactions Catastrophe Centre

The RMS/Reactions Catastrophe Centre provides real time catastrophe updates and reports on catastrophe events around the globe. The RMS catastrophe response team monitors global windstorm, earthquake, and other hazard activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides information on events before and after they strike. Emphasis is placed on events of sufficient intensity to cause insurance loss in regions covered by RMS models, as well as major humanitarian or economic disasters. RMS also provides industry loss estimates using their catastrophe modeling technology and exposure databases, combined with up-to-the-minute event data.

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